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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2022 03:25 AM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. November 21, 2022. Editorial: Democrats’ state House win significant The surprising success of Democrats in capturing control of the Pennsylvania state House signals a change in direction and philosophy for state policymaking. ...

In narrowly split Pa. House, parties stick with top leaders

Nov. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sticking with their top leaders as they head into the uncertainty of starting the next session in January with the chamber closely divided. House Republicans on Tuesday named Rep. Bryan Cutler of...

Inflation gives pay raise gift to top Pennsylvania officials

Nov. 22, 2022 13:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Inflation is gift-wrapping another big salary increase for hundreds of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2023, including boosting rank-and-file lawmakers and district judges into six-figure territory. For many of these...

Democrats win enough for narrow Pennsylvania House majority

Nov. 18, 2022 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won a suburban Philadelphia state House race Friday, giving them barely enough seats to take the chamber majority after 12 years, although two of their reelected incumbents also won higher offices and a third died in October. The Associated Press...

Pennsylvania House impeaches Philly prosecutor over policies

Nov. 16, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's elected Democratic prosecutor faces a state Senate trial and possible removal from office after the Republican-led state House voted Wednesday to impeach him over progressive policies he has enacted amid rising crime in the city. The move...

Pennsylvania Senate picks first woman as top-ranking member

Nov. 15, 2022 16:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Kim Ward, the GOP's majority leader of Pennsylvania's state Senate, will become the first woman to serve as the chamber's highest-ranking member, Republicans said Tuesday. Republicans selected Ward to serve as interim president pro tempore while the Senate is...

Pennsylvania House tees up vote to remove Philly prosecutor

Nov. 15, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday moved closer to impeaching Democratic Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, with GOP leaders saying a floor vote to send it to the Senate was expected Wednesday. The Judiciary...

Close races put Pennsylvania House majority control in limbo

Nov. 10, 2022 17:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Partisan control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives remained up in the air Thursday, two days after 101 Democrats and 100 Republicans were elected, leaving two races in swing districts still unresolved. Both of the seats are held by Republicans in...

Democrats buck midterm history to win control of 4 states

Nov. 09, 2022 17:36 PM EST

Bucking historic midterm election trends, Democrats wrested control of state legislative chambers away from Republicans in Michigan and Minnesota while also gaining full control of state capitols in Maryland and Massachusetts. The Democrats' gains in Tuesday's elections gave them...

Pennsylvania Democrats retain 3 competitive US House seats

Nov. 09, 2022 17:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won all three of the most competitive congressional races in Pennsylvania this election cycle, giving the state a 9-to-8 Democratic-to-Republican delegation in Washington for the coming session. U.S. Reps. Susan Wild in Allentown and Matt Cartwright...